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Zoran’s Fest on the 4th

Saturday, May 4 from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Come one, come all!  Enjoy a lively evening in the galleries with artist Zoran Mojsilov, renowned sculptor and local legend.

Zoran’s Fest on the 4th will feature live music by Soul Trouvère with openers Red Thread and Better Mistakes, delicious food by Gardens of Salonica – all amidst the surrealist sculptures of Zoran Mojsilov in the Main Gallery of TMORA.  It’s a gallery party that is not to be missed!

Many thanks to our sponsor, Moores Insurance Management, Inc.

TICKETS: $15 General Admission | $10 TMORA Members – Tickets will be available at the door.

Ticket includes light bites and NA beverages.

Doors at 6:45 PM, Music begins at 7:00 PM

7:00 – 7:30 – Better Mistakes
7:45 – 8:15 – Red Thread
8:30 – 9:30 – Soul Trouvère

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The Main Gallery will include some general admission seating (first come, first served). All galleries and TMORA Shop will be open.
Free parking is available in the Mayflower Church parking lot across the street (Diamond Lake Road) from the Museum.



Zoran’s Surrealist Sculptures: Dry Neck of the Pig and Other Curios

On view in the Main Gallery of The Museum of Russian Art through May 26, 2024.

A Yugoslavia-born sculptor, Zoran Mojsilov received his art education at the University of Belgrade, graduating in 1979, and later trained with the renowned Yugoslavian sculptor Matija Vuković. As a conscientious objector, he taught art at a military psychiatric hospital in 1981 and later went to Paris to escape the narrow confines and restrictions of the state-controlled art establishment in communist Yugoslavia.

Photo by Darin Kamnetz for MPR

Mojsilov moved to the United States in 1986, settling in the Twin Cities. Since then, he has participated in numerous exhibitions across the United States. He became prominent as a creator of large-scale public art, completing a number of projects in the U.S., France, and Serbia.

Mojsilov’s sculptural assemblages are starkly massive, making use of raw materials found in nature or left over from human activity. He works with natural properties of stone, wood, and metal, without trying to embellish or disguise their original looks or the way they are put together. Rawness and starkness, heaviness and ruggedness are signature traits of his pieces, making them striking in their unedited state. There is an abandonment of front-end styling and conventional aesthetics: surfaces are untreated, and structural logic is ruthlessly exposed. The means by which pieces are held together becomes part of the end form of the work.

Mojsilov’s art shares some of its qualities with such avant-garde art movements as anti-form, arte povera, minimalism, and brutalism, but resists the narrow definitions of these 20th century developments. Some of his pieces conceptualize his experience of a socialist citizen, while other artworks thoughtfully ruminate on nature and its unstoppable will for survival.


Soul Trouvère is a Minneapolis duo performing original and folk music from the Straits of Magellan to the Caspian Sea. A founding member of the New Orleans band the Zydepunks, Juan Küffner rocks the accordion and sings in more languages than you can shake a stick at. Colleen Bertsch is a violinist who studied and performed music in the Transylvanian countryside, and is a co-founder of the Minneapolis Balkan party band Orkestar Bez Ime.


Red Thread is a new harmony-forward folk ensemble playing original music rooted in Eastern European, Yiddish, and Americana lineage. The group infuses their interpretations of traditional music with a harmonic sensibility rooted in and liberated from classical choral singing. With lush harmonies and the tight performance of a family band, Red Thread further unspools the line of folk tradition, merging rich vocal and string arrangements with the stories of real people’s lived experience that are embedded within folk songs.


Better Mistakes is a 3 Piece Micro Brassish Band committed to making a joyful sound. Influences are limitless.




Saturday, May 4
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


5500 Stevens Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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